Mental Health Counseling Services is here to help students maintain their academic pursuits in order to be successful in their lives. We offer short-term counseling, consultation, education, and resources to students who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems that are interfering with their ability to maintain in school and balance other responsibilities. Jump to Getting Started
In acknowledgement of the recent global events and the stress this may be causing our students and their families, Counseling Services reminds you that we are available to provide support to our students during this time. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need to speak to someone immediately the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) and the Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741) are available 24/7.
To initiate services and Uwill tele-therapy students can schedule an appointment by filling out this form:
If you prefer you can also call 614-287-2818 or email email@example.com to schedule. Students can also be referred by a staff or faculty member through Starfish.
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Unsure if counseling is a good fit for you? Select here for a brief, anonymous mental health screening.
Coping Resources for Veterans
Veterans who served in Afghanistan may be experiencing a range of challenging emotions related to the U.S withdrawal from the country and the events unfolding now. Veterans who served during other conflicts may also be feeling strong emotions as they may be reminded of their own deployment experiences. Please click onto this link to learn more about common reactions of veterans related to the current events in Afghanistan, coping strategies to manage ongoing distress, and when to receive professional help: https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/93472/coping-with-current-events-in-afghanistan/.
If you are a currently enrolled student at CSCC, free and confidential counseling is available to you at the college. Please click here to set-up an appointment with a counselor.
If you feel like you might hurt yourself or someone else, reach out now to The Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) and Press 1. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through the Veterans Crisis Line.
It’s Healthy To Ask For Help!
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED FOR YOUR SAFETY OR SOMEONE ELSE'S IMMEDIATE SAFETY PLEASE CALL 911.
"Remember to press 2"
New to our phone menu we have added a prompt "2" that will directly transfer you to Netcare Access, a 24/7 local crisis center.
If you are having a mental health crisis and need to speak to a counselor immediately "remember to press that 2!"
****This is very important when it is after hours or the college is on a break we will not be in the office!
Columbus State Hope & Help App
For important information on helping yourself and those you care about who may be at risk of suicide, download the Columbus State Hope & Help app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store by searching "Columbus State Hope & Help."
Are you having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis?
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Netcare Access or text the Crisis Text Line, 24 hours a day to talk with someone.
*Columbus State Counseling Services is not a crisis service.
Additional COVID-19 Info and Resources
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